Community Sports Festival takes place this month

Community sports

A team of volunteers is busy organising the Eastleigh Community Games Sports Festival, set to take place on June 18.

The 2017 Eastleigh Community Games event will be a Sports Festival aimed at engaging local people to participate in local clubs and sports activities. The range of activities on offer will be for children and adults of all ages, with something for every ability, including children and adults with learning disabilities or physical disabilities.
Up to 20 local coaches will be delivering free taster activities and providing information throughout the day, showcasing what their sport or club has to offer. The ultimate aim of this event is to celebrate local sport, raise awareness of local clubs and support clubs to recruit new members.
The national Community Games initiative was inspired by the 2012 London Olympics as a way of encouraging local communities to become more physically active and also to become more involved, through volunteering.

Organised by London 2012 Games Makers, this is the fifth year that a Community Games event has been held in Eastleigh. Last year’s event saw more than 250 families trying out a new sporting activity!

Event organiser Daisy Robinson said:

‘We want people to come and try something new – from Wheelchair Rugby to Inclusive Cycling – there is something for everyone! Activities will be available for taster sessions through-out the event, just turn-up and have a go! We even have a Smoothie Bike for those wanting to pedal to make their own smoothie!’